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This post is part of the series, The Ultimate Guide To Being A Wedding Photographer — advice for running a successful wedding photography biz. Click here to view a list of all the posts in this series.
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post from attorney, Christina Scalera, with some important info about making your website GDPR compliant!
Today, I’m picking back up with this month’s series on growing a successful wedding photography business and brand, and more specifically we’re picking up where we left off… talking about the perfect wedding day timeline.
In part 1, I shared a sample timeline for a wedding with a first look.
As a photographer, I’m a huge fan of first looks — you just get better photos with them. But not all couples want to do a first look (ahhh… tradition….).
So, today I’m going to share a sample timeline for a wedding WITHOUT a first look.
12:30 pm | Photographers Arrive | Bride Getting Ready | Detail Shots
1:15 pm | Bride Getting Into Dress
1:30 pm | Bridal Portraits | Bride w/ Bridesmaids
2:30 pm | Groom Getting Ready | Groom Portraits | Groom w/Groomsmen
3:30 pm | Quiet Time Pre-Ceremony
4:00 pm | Ceremony Begins
4:30 pm | Family Portraits
5:15 pm | Bridal Party Portraits
5:30 pm | Bride & Groom Portraits
6:00 pm | Reception Entrance
6:15 pm | Dinner
8:30 pm | Photographers Leave
Again, you can adjust this timeline according to the number of hours your client books (**hint, hint: for less time, knock down your reception coverage, you’ll lose some photos of guests dancing… and nobody seems to miss those…)
I hope you found these timeline posts helpful! If so, be sure to pin and save for later!